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The U.K.’s Enterprise Investment Scheme has been a powerhouse for startups out of the U.K. because it allowed angel investors to invest in a very tax-efficient manner. Launched in 1994,…

A new ‘institutional angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture

Moroccan B2B e-commerce and retail startup Chari has acquired Axa Credit, the credit branch of Axa Assurance Maroc, for $22 million, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. The news comes…

B2B e-commerce platform Chari is acquiring the credit line of Axa Assurance in Morocco for $22M

Africa’s appetite for cloud computing software continues to increase as connectivity and bandwidth opportunities push boundaries. Per reports, the continent’s cloud computing industry coupled with the Middle East is expected…

Nigeria’s SeamlessHR raises $10M to expand HR and payroll solutions across Africa

Automating insurance pricing is a big business, and the world of AI is coming at it “full pelt.” The latest is Akur8, an insurtech automating insurance platform whose “Transparent AI”…

Insurtech AI startup Akur8 closes $30M Series B

Fraud protection startup nSure AI has raised $6.8 million in seed funding, led by DisruptiveAI, Phoenix Insurance, AXA-backed venture builder Kamet, Moneta Seeds and private investors. The round will help the…

Fraud protection startup nSure AI raises $6.8M in seed funding

K4Connect, a startup focused on bringing new technologies like voice assistance, home automation, digital messaging and more to older adults and those living with disabilities, has closed on $21 million…

K4Connect, a startup bringing tech to senior living centers, closes its $21M Series B

A new Nigerian fintech venture, Okra, has racked up a unique mix of accomplishments in less than a year. The Lagos based API developer created a product that generates revenues…

Nigeria’s Okra raises $1M from TLcom connecting bank accounts to apps

Air Doctor, the health tech startup that connects travellers with local doctors, has raised $7.8 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Kamet Ventures (the AXA-backed venture…

Air Doctor scores $7.8M to connect travellers with local doctors

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia got into the black (by a small amount) on its gross profit vs. fulfillment expenses, expanded financial services and still posted losses. The online sales company,…

Africa e-tailer Jumia reports first full-year results post NYSE IPO

Medloop, which allows patients to manage healthcare needs and providers, has secured €6 million from Kamet Ventures and AXA. The cash will be used to enhance its product offering and…

Medloop secures €6M from Kamet Ventures and AXA for self-service patient app

Vymo, a New York-headquartered startup that operates an eponymous mobile-first service to help salespeople manage their leads and get more work done, has raised $18 million in a new financing…

Vymo raises $18M to help on-the-go salespeople do more

Axa Venture Partners, the venture capital arm of insurance company Axa, is raising an early-stage fund. Today’s new $150 million fund (€130 million) is called AVP Early Stage II. Previously,…

Axa Venture Partners raises $150 million early-stage fund

Given all the scams of the last few years, consumers are increasingly unwilling to spend money on what they see as irrelevant insurance products. That means many business have lost…

Insurtech startup Setoo closes $9.3M Series A from Kamet, AXA’s accelerator

BlaBlaCar is iterating once again on its marketplace strategy for all your car needs. You can now buy your car insurance from BlaBlaCar directly with a new product called BlaBlaSure.…

BlaBlaCar sells car insurance products from Axa

Uber drivers and delivery persons in France are automatically going to get covered by accident insurance over the coming months. Uber has partnered with French insurance company Axa on this…

Uber is going to provide accident insurance in France for free

Trov, the provider of on-demand insurance for individual items, has raised $45 million for its global expansion efforts. The company is one of a growing number of tech-enabled startups that are…

Trov adds $45 million for the global expansion of its on-demand insurance

BioBeats takes the data from wearables that monitor the health of employees and patients and puts it into a biometric machine-learning platform that delivers insights to healthcare providers or employers.…

BioBeats raises $2.28M for its platform to replace human stress therapists